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Large Installation System Administration Conf, November 16, 2009, Baltimore,MD

Join us in Baltimore, MD, November 16, 2009, for the most in-depth, practical system administration training available.The Large Installation System Administration Conference (LISA) has been the premier system administration conference for over 20 years. It offers an unparalled opportunity to meet and mingle with the leaders of the system administration industry. The goal of this […]

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Quick package search in Debian/Ubuntu/etc.

Here is a simple command for searching for “ruby” in the Tag: fields in Debian’s package lists: # egrep -hr ‘^(Package:|Tag:.+ruby)’ /var/lib/apt/lists|grep -B1 ^Tag|grep ^Package|cut -d\ -f2-|tr \\n \||xargs -I{} echo apt-cache –names-only search ^\({}\)\$|sort|less Cool , huh 🙂Read the whole thing @ http://dontdothat.livejournal.com

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SA government to switch to open source

In a statement the cabinet said “all new software developed for or by the government will be based on open standards and government will itself migrate current software to FOSS. This strategy will, among other things, lower administration costs and enhance local IT skills.” “All the major IT vendors in the country have both supported […]

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The Linux kernel became 17

Yes, 17 years ago Linus Torvalds posted the first piece of information related to his open source project.The message was posted in the russian google group on 26/08/1991, 09:12 by Linus Benedict Torvalds and you can see it here. So this is quite an important date for the community that supported and still supports the […]